Isaiah 61:7 (AMPC) 7 Instead of your [former] shame you shall have a twofold recompense; instead of dishonor and reproach [your people] shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double [what they had forfeited]; everlasting joy shall be theirs.
It can be a traumatic process when God is changing us. It can also be painful to our flesh. The thing is if we do not give up and let God change us, we just may just see that reward He has stored up for us. God has a Promised Land for all of us. We hear about the promises of God but we don’t seem to feel like we are living in the Promised Land.
It took the Israelites 40 days to make an 11 day journey when they were following Moses. We may be just like those Israelites and stuck in the middle somewhere. We live life frustrated and unhappy. We begin our journey and give up when things start to get difficult. When we know who we are in Christ then we will realize that those promises from God are for each and every one of us and we learn that we can have joy and peace regardless of what our circumstances are.
Not running from difficult situations is victory. As long as we run from an unpleasant situation we will never have victory. We must confront that difficult thing to overcome it. While we are facing or circumstance if we have the ability to stay happy no matter what is going on in our lives then we are victorious.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen